This article deals with five cases of imported malaria among Haifa District citizens in 1999. Two patients died from multi-organ failure secondary to the infection. Malaria continues to be a serious health risk for travelers returning from endemic areas. Travelers require detailed advice on appropriate chemoprophylaxis against malaria and personal protection against mosquito bites. There has, however, been poor compliance to drug prophylaxis. Physicians should encourage travelers to seek advice from an accredited travelers clinic in advance of the trip. It is advisable for the physician to stress the importance of taking the recommended chemoprophylaxis.
|Pages (from-to)||822-823, 895|
|State||Published - Sep 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (all)